Saudi October sales rise by 2%

Saudi October sales rise by 2%
Published: 26 November 2013


Saudi cement sales rose by two per cent during October 2013 to 4.91Mt compared with 4.13Mt in the same period a year ago.

Production for the month reached 4.24Mt compared to 4.22Mt in October 2013, a report, based on data released by Yamamah Cement Co (YCC), said. Clinker production rose by 19 per cent to 4.7Mt against 3.98Mt in the same month the year before.

Local deliveries of clinker reached 54,000t in October, which were exclusively made by Northern Region Cement Co. Cement imports reached 15,000t from two companies: Madinah Cement Co (12,000t) and Safwa Cement Co (3000t).

Meanwhile, quantities of imported clinker hit 780,000t in October 2013 the biggest portion imported by YCC at 182,000t, followed by the Arabian Cement Co (149,000t), NRCC (123,000t), Yanbu Cement Co (89,000t), Saudi Cement Co (55,000t), Najran Cement Co (46,000t), Eastern Province Cement (41,000t), SCCO (37,000t) and Riyadh Cement Co (10,000t).